Day 3 completed
|Blinds||20,000 / 40,000|
Day 3 completed
After three days of poker here at PokerStars Macau, we have a champion of the Red Dragon main event!
Kenichi Takarabe, who eliminated the last two players before heads-up play, use a flurry of raises and re-raises to wear down Bryan Huang's stack and finally finished him off after hitting mid-pair on the flop.
The Japanese player overcame a total of 296 players in the big tournament, which saw plenty of big action during the final day before reaching its epic conclusion.
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Kenichi Takarabe had been wearing down Bryan's stack and finally delivered the final blow.
On a flop of , the two got into a raising war and Kenichi finally declared that he was all-in. Bryan thought about it and decided to make the call for his tournament life.
Kenichi had hit mid pair with top kicker on the flop but Bryan could still pull it off if a jack, seven, or queen came on board.
Unfortunately for him, it did not happen as the landed on the turn and the came on the river, pushing all the chips Kenichi's way.
Bryan is eliminated in second place but still gets plenty of consolation as he wins a cash prize of HK $424,600.
Momentum is slowly but steadily shifting to Kenichi Takarabe as he has kicked it into high gear with constant raises and re-raises.
An all-in move by Kenichi Takarabe has gotten Bryan Huang to fold once again.
Pre-flop, Kenichi made a raise to 60,000 and Bryan made it 200,000 total.
Undeterred, Kenichi shoved his remaining chips in, prompting Bryan to go into the tank.
Finally, he decided to make the fold, giving Kenichi the pot and the chip lead with more than 1.8 million.
The chip stacks are almost equal again after Kenichi took a big pot from Bryan.
On a board of , Bryan bet out 75,000 and Kenichi made it 200,000 to go. Bryan thought for about a minute and made the call.
When the hit the river, Kenichi immediately declared he was all-in. Bryan tanked for a while before finally smiling and giving his cards to the dealer.
Pre-flop, Kenichi Takarabe made a raise to over 60,000 and Bryan Huang made the call.
After the first three cards appeared, Kenichi led out for 100,000 and Bryan made the call.
When the turn produced the , Kenichi counted out 250,000 chips and slid them into the middle. After thinking for a while, Bryan thought the better of it and decided to just lay it down.
Play so far has been slow between the two but Bryan has now taken the chip lead because he has been the better pre-flop aggressor so far.
We started heads-up play with Kenichi, whose stack ballooned when he swallowed up the chips of Victor Chen and Chen Feng Li, slightly ahead of Bryan Huang in the chip counts.
Here are the current chip counts.